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== WILLIAM SEWALL GARDNER - KILWINNING LODGE ==
 
== WILLIAM SEWALL GARDNER - KILWINNING LODGE ==
  
Location: '''''Lowell'''''
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Location: '''''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MALowell Lowell]'''''
  
 
Chartered By: '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMHodgdon Jeffrey B. Hodgdon]'''   
 
Chartered By: '''[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMHodgdon Jeffrey B. Hodgdon]'''   
  
Charter Date: ''04/13/2007''  tbd
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Charter Date: ''04/13/2007''  2007-39
  
 
Precedence Date: ''03/13/1867''
 
Precedence Date: ''03/13/1867''
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Current Status: ''formed by the merger of [[Kilwinning]] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamSewallGardner William Sewall Gardner] Lodges, 04/13/2007.''
 
Current Status: ''formed by the merger of [[Kilwinning]] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamSewallGardner William Sewall Gardner] Lodges, 04/13/2007.''
  
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=== PAST MASTERS ===
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*  Wor. John S. Papleacos 2008-2012
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== REFERENCES IN GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS ==
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* Consolidation Petition (between [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamSewallGardner William Sewall Gardner] and [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Kilwinning Kilwinning] Lodges): '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2007 2007]'''
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=== VISITS BY GRAND MASTER ===
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2007 2007]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMHodgdon Hodgdon]; Consolidation; see below)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2010 2010]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMPageau Pageau]; Feast of St. Andrew)
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* '''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2013 2013]''' ([http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMStewart Stewart])
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2007 2007]'''
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2012 2012]'''
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2014 2014]'''
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2015 2015]'''
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=== EVENTS ===
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==== CONSOLIDATION, APRIL 2007 ====
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''From '''TROWEL''', Fall 2007, Page 22:''
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''R. W. Max Ludwig, Jr., left, give a brief history of the Lowell Masonic Center to Wor. Bruce Karafelis, Wor. Michael Alexis, and M. W. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMHodgdon Jeffrey Black Hodgdon].''
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Friday the 13th of April proved to be an auspicious date for two lodges in the 12th Masonic District. On that date, Grand Master Jeffrey Black Hodgdon conducted a merger ceremony of [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=WilliamSewallGardner William Sewall Gardner] Lodge and [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=Kilwinning Kilwinning] Lodge, the first such merger ceremony for lodges in Lowell.
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The two lodges have shared a common connection ever since Kilwinning Lodge was first chartered in 1866. Most Wor. [http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=GMGardner William Sewall Gardner], Grand Master 1869–1871, was the first Master of Kilwinning Lodge from 1866 to 1868. The merger created a new lodge under the name of William Sewall Gardner-Kilwinning Lodge, retaining the identity and heritage of both lodges.
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Following the merger ceremony, a new line of officers was installed. The last Master of William Sewall Gardner Lodge, Wor. Bruce Karafelis, became the first Master of William Sewall Gardner-Kilwinning Lodge. Wor. Michael Alexis, the last Master of Kilwinning Lodge, became the first Junior Warden of the new lodge. The lodge’s newest Master Mason, Bro. John William Moses, was installed as Inside Sentinel, having signed the bylaws that evening.
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More than 100 people attended the merger and installation ceremonies, which included a starry-decked heaven light show set to music, and ended with a turkey dinner.
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'''[http://www.masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsYear2007 2007]''': [http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MADISTRICT12_2003andAfter District 12]
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=== LINKS ===
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[http://home.comcast.net/~roger-whitehead/ Lodge web site]
  
 
[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsLodges Massachusetts Lodges]
 
[http://masonicgenealogy.com/MediaWiki/index.php?title=MassachusettsLodges Massachusetts Lodges]

Latest revision as of 15:33, 21 March 2019

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WILLIAM SEWALL GARDNER - KILWINNING LODGE

Location: Lowell

Chartered By: Jeffrey B. Hodgdon

Charter Date: 04/13/2007 2007-39

Precedence Date: 03/13/1867

Current Status: formed by the merger of Kilwinning and William Sewall Gardner Lodges, 04/13/2007.


PAST MASTERS

  • Wor. John S. Papleacos 2008-2012

REFERENCES IN GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS

VISITS BY GRAND MASTER

BY-LAW CHANGES

2007 2012 2014 2015


EVENTS

CONSOLIDATION, APRIL 2007

From TROWEL, Fall 2007, Page 22:

WSGKilwinning2007.jpg
R. W. Max Ludwig, Jr., left, give a brief history of the Lowell Masonic Center to Wor. Bruce Karafelis, Wor. Michael Alexis, and M. W. Jeffrey Black Hodgdon.

Friday the 13th of April proved to be an auspicious date for two lodges in the 12th Masonic District. On that date, Grand Master Jeffrey Black Hodgdon conducted a merger ceremony of William Sewall Gardner Lodge and Kilwinning Lodge, the first such merger ceremony for lodges in Lowell.

The two lodges have shared a common connection ever since Kilwinning Lodge was first chartered in 1866. Most Wor. William Sewall Gardner, Grand Master 1869–1871, was the first Master of Kilwinning Lodge from 1866 to 1868. The merger created a new lodge under the name of William Sewall Gardner-Kilwinning Lodge, retaining the identity and heritage of both lodges.

Following the merger ceremony, a new line of officers was installed. The last Master of William Sewall Gardner Lodge, Wor. Bruce Karafelis, became the first Master of William Sewall Gardner-Kilwinning Lodge. Wor. Michael Alexis, the last Master of Kilwinning Lodge, became the first Junior Warden of the new lodge. The lodge’s newest Master Mason, Bro. John William Moses, was installed as Inside Sentinel, having signed the bylaws that evening.

More than 100 people attended the merger and installation ceremonies, which included a starry-decked heaven light show set to music, and ended with a turkey dinner.


DISTRICTS

2007: District 12


LINKS

Lodge web site

Massachusetts Lodges